Hey Btrfly, above are the pictures that were on the 2nd page of this thread. They still look the same.
Funny thing though, I like them even better now. I'm growing my hair out to it's natural color, which is gray, silvre and white. I'm loving it.
Just yesterday I realized if I didn't have the permanent eyebrows, I'd look like an albino rabbit, as my brow hairs are even sparser now, much more gray, and so I just pluck them out anyway.
Especially I now love my eyeliner as my hair is much lighter. When it was dark red, I didn't think the liner was that visible framed by dark hair. Now that it's gray/silver/white, attention is drawn much more to my eyes, and the eyeliner really makes them pop.
To answer your question, at one point a couple years before doing it, I did visit a different person, but wasn't that impressed. She actually did the brows using a template you picked out. She gave me a box with all the different templates to take home and try, and I knew fooling around with them I wouldn't be happy. I didn't want eyebrow style #32A, I wanted brows that complimented me as an individual.
If you look at the first page of the thread, I describe how the artist had me come in and observe her doing someone. That's what really sold me. I was like, "OMG, this is amazing! Look how she's putting each line down individually!" I watched for 5 or 10 minutes.
When I was having mine done, she had (with my permission) this person who was considering it observe the process with me. She had her boyfriend/husband with her (it was a gift for her) and he watched also, and he was really impressed too.
I know some people, especially the guys laugh at this. I understand, and it doesn't bother me.
There was just so much more involved in it than just drawing 2 lines on my face and lids though. It was literally done dot by dot by dot. She was contantly stopping, examining the work, looking back and forth, back and forth quickly to make sure the symmetry was correct, making sure the colors where right, etc. It took a long time.
Since then, I've seen other people with really lousy jobs done. It looks really embarrassing.
The thing is, if you have a good job done, no one knows it, you just look great. If it's a poor job, it sticks out like a sore thumb.